LAURIE HOOD, recent recipient of the Daily Point of Light Award from President George H. W. Bush. Hood is founder of Alaqua Animal Refuge. President Bush created the “Daily Point of Light Award” in 1989 to recognize ordinary Americans from all walks of life taking direct and consequential voluntary action in their communities to solve serious social problems
THE BOBCATS’ 7-6 WIN AGAINST BLOUNTSTOWN sent the team south to Fort Myers to compete in the state tournament for the first time in the program’s history. Paxton is the first high school baseball team from Walton County to make it to the Final Four since 1965. (Photo by Reid Tucker)
OPENING TABLEAU, introducing the audience to the world of Shakespeare.
The Arc of Walton County’s No LImits Theatre Company rehearsed at Seaside community’s Ruskin Place, an open-air theatre space at the far end of the grassy rectangular park in the middle of Seaside. The company presented its Shakespearean performance piece, Fire Burn!, at Ruskin Place on May 20. (Photo by Bruce Collier)
TEMPORARY BRIDGE CONSTRUCTED: Walton County Public Works Crews have completed the installation of a temporary bridge crossing Draper Lake on County Highway 30A between Highway 83 and Highway 393. (Photo by Brice Nist)
LATHAN AND MACHAELLA reunite with their extended family after the kindergarten farewell program. United States Army Specialist Lathan Dennis has been deployed in Afghanistan and Germany for the last nine months. On May 16, she surprised Machaella by showing up unannounced at the Freeport Elementary School just prior to the kindergarten farewell program in which Machaella was about to participate. (Photo by Jeffrey Powell)
ATTENDEES AT the standing-room-only May 13 BCC meeting. After almost a year of research and consideration, the Walton County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) has voted unanimously to start the process of acquiring land for a sports complex and additional sports facilities for local youth south of the bay.(Photo by Dotty Nist)